Executive Committee

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Sonya Malvick

International President

Sonya Malvick is the International President of AWMI.  She has been in the steel industry for over 29 years holding a variety of sales and sales management roles with companies such as Russel Metals, J&F Steel, and Ratner Steel.  Sonya currently works for Olympic Steel as a Wisconsin Outside Sales Territory Manager.

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Mary Wardle

International Vice President

Mary Wardle is the International Vice President of AWMI.  Prior to this position she served in three International Board positions and several chapter positions.  She has been in the steel industry for over 35 years starting in the Accounting department for SupraSales.  She moved to Inventory Control/Purchasing and eventually into Sales after being acquired by SupraCote/BHP.  She is currently Sales Manager-Western Region for Steelscape, LLC

Beth Kitson

Beth Kitson

International Treasurer

Beth Kitson is the International Treasurer for AWMI.  Prior to this position she has served as the Western Regional Director and on the Seattle Chapter as Marketing Chair, VP, and President. Beth has been in outside sales for over 20 years and has more recently started an outside sales position for Gates Corporation, a company that both supports the steel industry as well as consumes steel for many of the products they produce.  Beth earned her Bachelor's of Business Administration (Marketing) degree from Grand Valley State University in 2005.

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Andrea Schmidt

International Secretary

Andrea Schmidt is the International Secretary for AWMI. She has worked in the metal’s industry for 15 years. She has a bachelors in Materials Science Engineering and began her carrier as a Metallurgist.  Since then she has held different rolls in both engineering and sales. Andrea currently works as an Automotive Applications Engineer for Arconic.

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Carol Chizmar

International Past President

Carol Chizmar is the International Past President of AWMI.  She has worked in the industry for 35 years in a variety of roles including sales management, supply chain and is currently working as the ENA Customer Service Lead and Team Leader for Hydro Industrial group.     Hydro Extrusion North America was previously Sapa, Alcoa, Alumax and Cressona Aluminum Company, all through acquisitions. 

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Anna Tompkins

International Marketing Chair

Anna Tompkins is the International Marketing Chair of AWMI. She previously served as the president of the Baltimore Chapter. She has Fifteen years’ experience in the metals industry working for Atlantic Recycling Group in a variety of roles, currently serving as their Director of Marketing. She received her B.S in Journalism from West Virginia University.

Rebecca Dolan

Rebecca "Becky" Dolan

International Membership Chair

Rebecca “Becky” Dolan is the International Membership Chair and Past President of the Columbus Chapter.  Most recently she was the Central Regional Director and has previously served as the Regional Vice-Chair and Regional Treasurer.  She has previously served on the Columbus Chapter board as Newsletter / Publicity Chair, Vice President and President.  She has been an AWMI member since 2001.  In 1994 she began her career at InfoSight Corporation, a supplier of identification and marking equipment to the metal industries, as the receptionist.  Over the years, she has progressed through positions in administration support, accounting and sales.  Becky was promoted to her current position of General Manager of Sales Administration and Market Advancement in 2003.  Becky graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ohio University in 1998.

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Kelly Jones

International Programs Chair

Kelly Jones has worked in various roles both indirectly and directly related to steel for the past 17 years. Kelly works at Kloeckner Metals Corporation as Manager of Automotive Business Development, responsible for growing and supplying automotive customers with their ferrous and non-ferrous requirements.

Sian Marcone

Sian Marcone

International Mentoring Chair

Sian Marcone worked in a variety of sales and marketing roles for steel producing mills such as Bethlehem Steel, ISG, ArcelorMittal, Severstal, and RG Steel, before joining Alcoa (now Arconic) in 2013. She currently is Arconic’s Marketing Manager – Industrial/CT in the company’s Global Rolled Products division. She was AWMI International President from 2011-2012 and was chosen AWMI Member of the Year for 2010.

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Ashley Kotowski

Central Regional Director

Ashley Kotowski is the Regional Director for the Central Region. She previously held the Regional Secretary position for the Central Region and served as Member at Large, Newsletter Chair, Programs Chair, and President for the Detroit Chapter. Ashley is currently the Regional Sales Manager for Big River Steel, where she is responsible for the Midwest and Northeastern regions. Prior to joining Big River, Ashley spent her career supporting various commercial roles at both Severstal NA and Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN). She has over 15 years of sales and marketing experience in the steel industry.

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Kim Weisner

Midwest Regional Director

Kim Weisner is the Midwest Regional Director.  She worked for ArcelorMittal USA for over 14 years and has been a part of AWMI throughout her entire career.  She has held many positions while serving on the Chicago board during her 14-year tenure.  Kim has served as Volunteer Coordinator, Membership Co-Chair, Programs Co-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Member at Large and Special Projects.  Kim has enjoyed every year serving on the Chicago Board and her years as Regional Director.  

Amy Beard

Amy Beard

Northeast Regional Director

Amy Beard has been in the industry since 2002, beginning as a laboratory technician stationed at a steel mill in Indiana.  She has held a variety of technical and strategic roles in both the steel and automotive industries, with a continuous focus on creating customer value.  Amy’s current role is Key Account Manager in the Metals division of Quaker Houghton.

Alicia Schmitt

Alicia Schmitt

Southern Regional Director

Alicia Schmitt was the Texas Chapter President. She's held regional board positions of secretary and Regional Vice Chair.   She's spent twenty-six years in the steel industry.  The last twenty-one years have been with IPSCO Steel, which was bought out by SSAB.  She's held several positions within SSAB including Insides Sales, Purchasing Manager and currently Regional Sales Manager. 


Shawna Livingston

Western Regional Director

Shawna Livingston is serving as the Western Regional Director.  Her previous roles with AWMI included Regional Vice Chair and Seattle Chapter President. Her passion for helping people grow personally and professionally, led her, to become a member of the International Mentoring Committee in 2018.  Shawna started as an Administrative Assistant 17 years ago, working her way up through various roles within the metals manufacturing industries including accounting, HR, procurement and operations management. Currently Shawna works at Korry Electronics as a Program Manager.

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